Black and White TV

June said, “Ward you were a little rough on the Beaver last night.”  Ward Cleaver asked, “Are you talking about our son?”  June said, “You always like to revert everything to sex, of course I am talking about our son.  Beaver is mostly a good boy and sometimes we are required to objurgate him, but we should not do that when his friends are around.  The Beaver looks up to you as a bastion of hope, but last night he became crestfallen.”  Ward said, “OK June I will try not to be so harsh on him the next time, but I am still trying to derive a succinct and tangible reason for why he stole that garnet stone.  I did not raise my boy to be a thief and this act has caused a dissolution between us, as I have become decathect over this.”

June said, “It was a onetime thing, it is not like he is going to become a kleptomaniac.  I guess he felt a need for excitement to get some type of thrill, or maybe he wanted to fill some void in his life, but he has promised never to do it again.  Socrates says that no one knowingly commits an evil action, evil is turned into good in the mind.  Our son is not evil, although he may be a bit possessive, it is not like he goes around lurking in the shadows at midnight looking to torture some stray cat.  Is there any possibility of you guys patching things up today?  Can you two do something to enhance this situation?”  Ward said, “Sure I was actually thinking about taking him out on the grass to throw the ball around a bit, but the last time we did this, I threw one at his head and he forgot to duck.  Sometimes I think that the Beaver might have been abducted by an alien, however I have never found any forensic evidence to back this up.  June why did you grab your belly?  Did you feel the baby move, are you having another quickening?”

Written for Daily Addictions by rogershipp prompt Forensic, for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Wordle #200, for FOWC with Fandango — Succinct, for Ragtag Community Marching together to inspire one another RDP #11 : Bastion, for Teresa’s Haunted Wordsmith Three Things Challenge, 11 June 2018 where the three prompt words are “cat, grass and midnight” for Tales From the Mind of Kristian Word Prompt Crestfallen and for Randomness Inked Scribbling the Unspoken Let it Bleed Weekly Prompt Challenge 22 where the prompt is “Shadows”.

21 thoughts on “Black and White TV

  1. My favourite black and white show was Sergeant Bilko. They used to show it on Channel 4 (In the UK) when it first started in the 80’s along with Mr. Ed. and then latter I Dream of Jeannie and Bewitched which were in colour of course.

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  2. I never really liked Leave it to Beaver. I know it was more for parents to show them how to parent, but I always thought I would have landed in jail if I had done half the things those kids did. It had some good episodes though. I love how it was the first show to have a toilet in it and that was only so that Wally could learn how to fix one…lol

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  3. I did like how you managed to shape the words to suit your tale Jim. You don’t come across many boys labelled “Beaver” anymore do you. Its like “Leave it to the Beaver” has taken on a whole new meaning.

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    1. Thanks Michael. Although women in ancient Egypt and Greece and some other cultures did trim their bush it was not until the mid-1990s that it became common for the younger women to shave their pubic hair. I don’t think that it is easy being a woman and there are a variety of slang names for vaginas that don’t seem to make sense but naming a boy beaver somehow just does not sound right.

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      1. No agree I don’t think it’s easy being a woman, there seem to be so many societal pressures on them. Glad I’m not one. I can be a slob and no one cares.

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